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RXO CEO Makes Most Admired CEO List for 2024

Drew Wilkerson, chief executive officer of RXO, provider of asset-light transportation solutions, has been named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s prestigious Most Admired CEO list for 2024. This recognition highlights Wilkerson’s exceptional leadership, strategic vision and commitment to innovation, which has been instrumental in driving RXO’s success, even in one of the most challenging freight markets to date.

The Most Admired CEO Awards program honors established leaders in the Charlotte region who have demonstrated exceptional vision, commitment to company culture and positive impact extending beyond the boardroom. Wilkerson’s inclusion in the 2024 class recognizes his outstanding leadership and strategic direction since RXO became a standalone publicly traded company in 2022.

“I’m humbled to receive this recognition from the Charlotte Business Journal,” said Wilkerson. “This honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire RXO team. Together, we’ve built a company focused on delivering innovative solutions, cutting-edge technology and exceptional service while fostering a culture of continuous improvement.”

Despite the tough market conditions, RXO has outperformed the industry. Under Wilkerson’s guidance, the company’s brokerage business has delivered four consecutive quarters of double-digit volume growth, as well as industry-leading gross margins.

Wilkerson’s strategic vision and commitment to innovation have been pivotal in RXO’s accomplishments. He has championed the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in RXO’s proprietary software platform, RXO Connect™. The cutting-edge technology streamlines freight transportation, connecting thousands of shippers to more than 100,000 carriers. In Q1 2024, an impressive 97% of RXO’s brokerage loads were created or covered digitally, a testament to Wilkerson’s tech-driven mindset.

Wilkerson’s exceptional leadership has garnered recognition from various prestigious organizations. In addition to being named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO list for 2024, he was also included in the 2023 CBJ 40 Under 40 list and Business North Carolina’s Power List.

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